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Escaping Expectations (2001) [Anthology]
by Ilse Aichinger Ingeborg Bachmann Barbara Frischmuth Marianne Gruber Margit Hahn Christine Haidegger Marlen Haushofer Monika Helfer Karin Ivancsics Elfriede Jelinek Hertha Kräftner Ilse Krüger Ingrid Lavee Barbara Neuwirth Johanna Nowak Dine Petrik Elisabeth Reichart Dorothea Schafranek Karin Schöffauer Marianne Schönbeck Sylvia Treudl Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This gripping collection of twenty-one diverse stories by Austrian women, most still writing, is characterized by portrayal of authentic women's experiences and unflinchingly blunt honesty. Protagonists are rural and urban, peasant and professional, single, married, and lesbian, young, middle-aged, and elderly. Bravely, if not always successfully, they confront issues of aging, relationships, careers, and oppressive conventions, as well as abuse, violence, and poverty. Just as the stories' authors struggle to transcend constraining expectations, their characters strive, often against great odds, to determine their own destinies.


  • Angels in the Night by Ilse Aichinger
  • Undine Goes... by Ingeborg Bachmann
  • The Temptation by Hertha Kräftner
  • Encounter with a Stranger by Merlen Haushofer
  • the example of paula by Elfriede Jelinek
  • Diagnoses by Marianne Gruber
  • My Godmother's Friend by Monika Helfer
  • Gasoline by Karin Ivancsics
  • Regarding: Emergency Help for Minorities by Christine Haidegger
  • A Plaque at the Foot of a Glacier by Marianne Schönbeck
  • Agatha's Summer by Ingrid Lavee
  • Coming Back by Sylvia Treadl
  • Day and Night Pieces in the Black Manner II by Barbara Frischmuth
  • An Avalanche of Stones by Karin Schöffauer
  • The Hills after the Flood by Dine Petrik
  • The House of Women by Elisabeth Reichart
  • Your True Companion's Name is Language - Your Love's Country Is Named Hans by Barbara Neuwirth
  • The Conversation by Margit Hahn
  • A Goddess Visits the Office by Dorothy Schafranek
  • The Gray Wall by Johanna Nowak
  • Cover-ups by Ilse Krüger

Original title: Escaping Expectations: Stories by Austrian Women Writers
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Angels in the Night (1949) [Short Story]
      Author: Ilse Aichinger
     Undine Goes (1961) [Short Story]
      Author: Ingeborg Bachmann

Edition #1: Escaping Expectations

Escaping Expectations (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Pamela S. Saur
Edited by: Barbara Neuwirth
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Escaping Expectations (2001)

ISBN: 1572411015

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